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Once Upon a Time: Sergio Leone (2001)

Personalities, enthusiasts, actors, writers and others take a look back at Sergio Leone's final film "Once Upon a Time in America", sharing good stories and also sad ones about one of the ... See full summary »

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Carla Leone Carla Leone ... Herself
Piero De Bernardi Piero De Bernardi ... Himself
Enrico Medioli Enrico Medioli ... Himself
Arnon Milchan ... Himself
Stuart Kaminsky Stuart Kaminsky ... Himself
Quentin Tarantino ... Himself
Raffaella Leone Raffaella Leone ... Herself
Scott Schutzman Tiler Scott Schutzman Tiler ... Himself (as Scott Tiler)
James Woods ... Himself
Leonardo Benvenuti Leonardo Benvenuti ... Himself
Francesca Leone Francesca Leone ... Herself
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Howard Hill Howard Hill ... Narrator (voice)
Sergio Leone ... Himself (archive footage)
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Personalities, enthusiasts, actors, writers and others take a look back at Sergio Leone's final film "Once Upon a Time in America", sharing good stories and also sad ones about one of the most important epics of all time. James Woods and the screenwriters talk about their personal experiences with the legendary director while admirers, like Quentin Tarantino, open up about Leone's influence in their filmmaking. And of course, there's time to cover the infamous topic on the shameful butchering of the film in U.S. at the time of its release, in 1984, which caused not only the uproar from audiences and critics, but also hurt very deeply its most excited creator: the director, who devoted several years in its making. Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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8 July 2003 (Spain) See more »

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Once upon a time - Sergio Leone See more »

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This documentary is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Once Upon a Time in America (1984), released in 2003. See more »

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When Noodles takes Deborah to the beautiful restaurant, the wide shot reveal of the expansive room shows a very visible camera and boom shadow in the bottom right hand corner. See more »

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Not very insightful, although the James Woods interview is good
31 January 2006 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

An excerpt of this documentary based on Sergio Leone's life is included on the two-disc "Once Upon a Time in America" Director's Cut DVD. Unfortunately it seems very amateur, the interviews are poorly edited, repetitive and contain little insight; and worst of all, the people interviewed themselves had little to do with the film's production.

Perhaps the most interesting story is the one which one of the film's co-writers tells about Leone's peculiar requests in regards to scriptwriting methods.

I also enjoyed the James Woods interview segment, in which he explains how a critic that called "America" the worst film of 1984 later saw the director's cut version and named it the best movie of the entire decade.

Overall, there are some good bits like these, but a lot of the documentary could have been cut down/edited and more interesting anecdotes and interviewees could have been selected.


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